You guys.........I am in LOVE!!!!!!!! Every chance I get, I walk through stores that sell yarn, picking every skein up trying to find the SOFTEST yarn out there. (I have very distinct textural issues.....can't handle anything NOT soft......). I ran across this yarn in Dallas at a Hobby Lobby (have to check mine here in TN to see if they also carry it) - Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky Weight in Parachute Purple and Rhododendron. I had no idea what I was going to use it for, but I pictured them together.
Look what I decided to make!!!!!!
OK, but here's the nitty. You know my trials and tribulations with stitch gauge if you've been reading my crochet posts and this was no exception. When I finished the hat, it was way too long. I considered rolling the edge up to make a cuff and permanently tacking it down, like this:
But I just kept looking at it and I wondered......could I get my scissors out, snip the ends and pull out a few rows and do something different? I went for it - I pulled out the last 2 rows of purple yarn and decided to do the pink on the very last stitch edge in single crochet.......and it worked!!
I am SO happy I took the risk!!!
This hat was intended to be a hat with a ribbon bow.........but instead of doing the only "triple crochet" row in the hat, I kept up with the double crochet and then added my own large bow.
Pattern I used for the large flower:
(flowers at bottom of pattern instructions)
Yes, this was supposed to be child-sized. HA! I wonder how small of a hook I will have to use to get MY stitching to end up child-sized??? But I LOVE LOVE LOVE this hat - it is SO soft. I will definitely be wearing this with my beloved purple coat next winter......(and this cracks my family up because I am NEVER cold, but I will wear this like I am!)
|Grey scarf not mine and of course, I will have to make myself a coordinating scarf! |
Purchased at Stein Mart....Peck & Peck Collection.
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